My name is Deborah Gottardi. I am so excited to be returning to my old position of Director of First Steps.
My education consists of a BS degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. A Master’s Degree in Education with concentration in Reading. And finally I have an Administration Certificate which enables me to be an Elementary Principal.
Before moving to Horry County in 2000, I was the Principal of Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School in Indiana Pennsylvania for 10 years.
Family is so important. I am a wife, a Mom and a Grammie. I have 2 sons and a daughter and 7 grandchildren. Two of my grandchildren are past alumni of First Steps. My favorite color is blue and I love to collect Boyd’s Bears. Most days I will be exercising in my pool or doing gardening.